Medicine & Technology

Facts about medicine in Lithuania:

    • Lithuania has an excellent modern state healthcare system, funded by the government through a national health insurance scheme;
    • the city hospitals and the general standard of healthcare facilities in Lithuania is more and more improving as the government priorities funding for health;
    • healthcare, including emergency treatment, is free at the point of delivery;
    • Lithuania is proud of its standard of healthcare, and boasts an infant mortality rate lower than much of Western Europe;
    • high doctor to patient ratio – one of the best in the world;
    • cosmetic surgery is the most popular treatment for visitors to Lithuania, with many also making the trip for low cost dental work;
    • Lithuania is also a top center for cardiology in Eastern Europe;
    • doctors train for six years and have to undertake at least one year’s internship before they are fully qualified and can specialize. Many medical staff, especially doctors, have trained overseas in the US or Western Europe;
    • Lithuanian medicine has what to be proud of – progress in many medical sciences has gained worldwide recognition;
  • for the first time, repeated heart and liver transplants were performed in the Baltic States; 
  • second successful kidney transplantation in the Baltic States from a living donor with incompatible blood groups;
  • in Lithuania, abdominal surgeons performed the first abdominal surgery in the world when heterotopic gastric mucosa was removed from the rectum;
  • the first automated autoimmune diagnostic system in the Baltic States was presented in Kaunas;



Facts about technology in Lithuania:

  • over the past five years, Lithuania has made significant progress in science, technology and innovation. There are strong science centers, open access laboratories, which employ highly qualified specialists;
  • laser technology is one of the high-tech areas in which Lithuanian scientists and companies are leading the world. Lithuanian lasers are increasingly used not only for research but also for the industry, medicine. Some types of lasers produced by Lithuanians account for 50% or even 80% in the global market;
  • Lithuania is also known in the field of biotechnology. A Lithuanian scientist – the first in the world to discover an extremely accurate and easy-to-use genome editing tool. Scientist predicted Nobel chemistry bonus;
  • in addition, world-class anti-cancer, inflammatory and diabetes drugs are being developed in Lithuania;
  • also, Lithuanian scientists are in the progress of creation of nano-robots;
  • Lithuania in the field of IT is also famous for highly qualified specialists – we are third in the EU in the field of information and communication technologies;
  • Lithuania is among the leaders in the EU in terms of data transfer speeds -from a ranking in 2011, Lithuania ranked first worldwide for the internet upload and download speed.